Conservatives looking to change Nutrition North program

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THE CANADIAN PRESS: It appears the Conservative government is open to the idea of changing the way it tries to offset the high cost of food in the North.

The department that oversees the beleaguered Nutrition North program has posted a notice of proposed procurement, asking for someone to come up with different ways of providing northerners with the federal food subsidy.

“The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development has a requirement to develop subsidy models and support an engagement with communities for the Nutrition North Canada Program in 2015-16,” it says.

The notice, posted Monday, did not elaborate on the nature of any possible changes to Nutrition North.

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